No, I don't think I'll create a category for simply puzzled - because sometimes everything in the world puzzles me! I'm puzzled as to why people can't be kind to each other. And why don't people look after their health? Why do I keep eating biscuits? Why is India sending a spaceship to Mars? Why do men always - no, I won't go there - just accept that some things will always be a mystery....
Can anyone explain to me why Chris Baty's book (see yesterday's posting) can be bought on Amazon new for £4.19, used from £6.66, or used - very good condition - for £30.01......?
Am I missing something blindingly obvious? Or are people really paying more for used books than for new books?
Have you gone mad?
I first heard of the idea on Gretchen Rubin's blog www.gretchenrubin.com She is the author of The Happiness Project which got me blogging.
'A little crazy, and a lot of fun' is how the idea is described on www.nanowrimo.org and the introduction of Chris Baty's book No Plot? No Problem! certainly had me laughing. You can read some of it on Amazon. It's an amazing internet age story of how a bit of a joke with 21 people trying to write a 50,000 word novel in a month became an event with 25,000 people taking part in 30 countries.
Will it simplify my life? I hear you ask. Hmm....I think it probably comes under the heading of simply live rather than live simply..
I love new ideas and I'm going to combine this one with something I hate. Well, hate is too strong, but I really don't like the month of February. It's the low point of the year for me. I have said this about February for many years and it is in danger of becoming a self fulfilling prophecy - I will be miserable in February!
So I am planning a Fabulous February 2011
I've booked a special swimming course I've wanted to do for years. Very positive, and fun with a 9 year old along.
I'm also going to write a novel.
more next posting....
Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month ? click on www.nanowrimo.org ...............
An artist seeking a simpler life - (but not too simple!)